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AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair – JCC

September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Austin area has long been one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. What most people don’t know is that while our overall population grew nearly 40% between 2000 and 2010, the number of us over the age of 55 grew by 80%. Today, the Austin area has the nation’s fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over.

And many of these newcomers are looking for work.

50+ job fair photo

AustinUP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is planning a series of job fairs in 2018 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 50+. The events will be held in different locations to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods. Admission is free for attendees. By creating these job fair opportunities, AustinUP is working to enlighten business leaders and human resource directors about the strengths of older adults in the workplace, as well as the value of a multigenerational workforce. Information about our September 12 event:

AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair – JCC
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731
Admission is free, but please RSVP to help us plan and prepare.
Exhibitors/employers, please register here. The cost is $50 per table.

Just a few of the employers who will exhibit at this event:

ABC Home & Commercial Services
Aging is Cool
Allied Universal
Bath Fitter
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
City of Austin – Aquatic Division
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Family Eldercare
Home Care Assistance of Austin
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Nordstrom Rack
Peak Performers
Right at Home
Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps
The Home Depot
UT Austin – UTemps
We Are Blood
Welcome Wagon
YMCA of Austin

Additional Notes:

  • Plenty of free parking is available. Come early and stay for the presentations.
  • This event will include complimentary refreshments and a photographer who will provide free head shots to the first 25 attendees. Another reason to come early!
  • Bring copies of your résumé!
  • Presentations:
    — “What Now?” Entrepreneur and HR consultant Victoria Musa-Lyons will facilitate a soul-searching session where participants answer the question, ‘what do I really, really, really want to do with the rest of my life?’ The session begins at 10:30 a.m.
    — “Communicating Across Generations:  The Vital Role Maturity Brings to Business Success” Dennis Tardan, communication coach, will share techniques to communicate your strengths and value to potential employers. The session begins at 11:30 a.m.
    –“The Employment Puzzle, An Effective Strategy to Find Your Job” led by consultant Chip Sampson, beginning at 12:30 p.m. This session will focus on job search strategies for older adults.
  • One of our job fair partners, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, is hosting free, 50+ Job Club meetings at their office at 6505 Airport Blvd., Ste. 101A, Austin, TX 78752. The events include speakers, résumé assistance, job search assistance and networking. Parking is free. The next 50+ Job Club will be September 25, 2018, from 2 – 3 p.m. For more information, contact 512-597-7266.

Thank you, sponsors!
AARP Texas
Peak Performers
Coming of Age
Seniorific News
Senior Resource Guide
Workforce Solutions Capital Area


September 12, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Jewish Community Center – Austin
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731 United States
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